Riverside Heavy Equipment Injury Lawyers for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Factory workers in California, like all employees, are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. If you were hurt in a heavy equipment accident in Southern California, you can file a claim for benefits including medical coverage, temporary disability/lost wages, and supplemental job displacement benefits for more permanent injuries.
The Southern California heavy equipment injury workers’ comp attorneys at Ochoa & Calderón are ready to help you obtain workers’ comp benefits. Our heavy machinery injury legal team will investigate the circumstances of your machinery accident, gather the strongest evidence, negotiate with employers and insurance companies, and fight for your right to complete recovery for the harm you have endured.
Obtaining Workers’ Comp Benefits After a Heavy Equipment Accident
If you were hurt in a heavy equipment accident while on the job in California, the workers’ compensation legal team at Ochoa & Calderón is ready to help. We serve workers injured in accidents involving a wide range of industrial equipment, including but not limited to:
- Belt sanders
- Asphalt removers
- Wheel loaders
- Steam shovels
- Drilling machines
- Excavation equipment
- And many other types of industrial machinery
We’ll help you maximize your workers’ comp benefits after your heavy machinery accident. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you can recover the cost of your medical treatments, including surgeries, medications, prosthetics, nursing care, physical therapy, and chiropractic care, as well as a substantial portion of your lost income (temporary disability) and benefits aimed at helping you relocate to a new job if your injuries prevent you from returning to your prior factory work. Talk to an experienced California workers’ comp machinery injury lawyer to discuss your case and how to maximize your recovery.
Third-Party Liability for Heavy Equipment Injuries
In most cases, when a California employee is injured at work, they are limited to workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp benefits include medical costs, a portion of the employee’s lost wages, and supplemental job displacement benefits where appropriate.
In certain cases, however, the worker may be able to bring a standard personal injury claim even after a workplace accident. Personal injury claims allow the worker to recover all of their lost wages and medical costs, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, and emotional distress.
A successful personal injury claim requires proving that some other party was negligent, someone outside of the employee’s company. Depending upon who was involved in your heavy machinery accident, you may be able to recover substantial damages from:
- Third-party contractors and subcontractors
- Reckless drivers
- Customers or clients
- Machinery manufacturers
- Safety gear manufacturers
A seasoned heavy machinery accident lawyer at Ochoa & Calderón can investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine whether a party outside of your employer may be held liable for your injuries. If there’s a way to increase your recovery, we’ll find it.
Call a Riverside Heavy Equipment Injury Attorney Lawyer Today
If you’ve been hurt by heavy equipment at a factory or any other industrial workplace in Southern California, call Ochoa & Calderón for a free consultation on your claims. We only charge a fee after we are successful in recovering compensation for you. No recovery, no fee.